Fire destroys Jackson Twp. mobile home, 2 left homeless

Liz Evans Scolforo

Fire destroyed a Jackson Township mobile home Thursday, leaving two people homeless, a fire official said.

Deputy Fire Chief Tom Fuhrman of Thomasville's Lincoln Fire Co. No. 1 said crews were called to the first block of Kraft Lane just after 6:30 a.m. The home isn't far from the York Airport.

An early morning fire damaged a mobile home in the first block of Kraft Lane in Jackson Township, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The couple who lived there got out safely before crews arrived, he said.

Firefighters were able to save the couple's pets — a cat and two geckos, Fuhrman said.

But the mobile home was a different story, according to the deputy chief.

"It's a total loss," he said.

A damage estimate will be determined by the owner of the destroyed home, Fuhrman said

Not suspicious: A state police fire marshal will investigate to confirm what caused the fire, he said, adding it's not considered suspicious.

"We're thinking it started in the furnace area, but we're not 100 percent sure," Fuhrman said. "That's why we asked the fire marshal to investigate."

Fire damaged a mobile home in the first block of Kraft Lane in Jackson Township early Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about half an hour, he said, and fully extinguished within an hour after that.

He said it's possible the couple, who rented the home, might be able to salvage some personal belongings.

The York-Adams Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the couple, Fuhrman confirmed.

Assisting Lincoln firefighters at the scene were crews from Nashville, Spring Grove, Porters Sideling, Dover, East Berlin, New Oxford and an air truck from York City, he said.

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